Kalamunda Christian School Celebrates 40-Year Milestone!

Tuesday, 14 May, marked a momentous occasion for the Kalamunda Christian School (KCS) community as they celebrated 40 years of God’s faithfulness and guidance since the school’s founding in 1984.

The morning began with a heartfelt address from Mr Craig Hunter (KCS Principal) to an audience of approximately 150 in the school gymnasium.

“The 40-Year Flourishing Tree installation at KCS represents every student and staff member. It is a picture of being loved, known, and in a learning community with Christ, the source of all our strength. In Mathew 13, Jesus says, ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.’ “- Mr Craig Hunter

The celebration continued with a joyous assembly, during which each KCS class transported the audience back to the 1980s, showcasing the era’s dance, toys, technology, fashion, and more. The KCS school band added to the nostalgia with an enthusiastic performance of the Ghostbusters theme song.

Dr Graeme Cross (Chief Executive Officer – SCEA) shared the founding history of Kalamunda Christian School, including its humble beginnings in an abandoned shopping centre and its opening with only 37 students.

“I am profoundly grateful for our pioneers, those who have walked this path before us and given so much,” Dr Cross expressed. “Their faith and dedication laid the foundation for the flourishing community we are today.”

Kalamunda Christian School’s first school photo – May, 1984.

The morning concluded with a wonderful morning tea, where SCEA staff, special guests, alumni, and parents gathered to fellowship and celebrate God’s abundant blessings over food and drinks.

Pioneering parents from the 1984 opening years travelled from Albany, Mandurah, and Broome to remember the early days of busy bees, lamington drives, and Christian community with founding teacher Mrs Sally Hopper and former school Principals.

The KCS leaders from the past and present are pictured below.

From left: Mr Craig Hunter, Dr Gregg Weaver, Mrs Michelle Cockrell, Mr Gavin Nancarrow, Mr Greg Wells and Mr Mike Pitman.

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